EVENT – B&H University – Remapping Portland: How the City’s plans affect your plans

The SVN | Bluestone & Hockley corporate office at 9320 SW Barbur Blvd. Suite 300, Portland, Oregon will host Brian Mares, LEED AP, and Peter Grim, AIA, of Scott |... View Article

QuickFacts: Is Using the CPI Increase in Commercial Leases Archaic?

By: Cliff Hockley, President Bluestone and Hockley Real Estate Services, Executive Director, SVN |Bluestone and Hockley   CPI lease clauses have long been a practice of Landlords, and were originally... View Article

ABVI St. Helens

The Americas Best Value Inn is a 52 guestroom limited service motel located on Highway 30 in St. Helens approximately 40 minutes north of Portland, OR and 45 minutes northwest... View Article

Some Apartment Markets Are Facing Challenges

Apartment rents are not growing as quickly as they had been, according to research firm RealPage Inc. In a few overbuilt downtowns, apartment rents are starting to fall. But experts... View Article

Multifamily Developers Try to Solve the Parking Challenge

If developers build too much parking, the empty spaces may be difficult to repurpose for any other use. Multifamily developers are fighting for the right to build fewer parking spaces at... View Article

WeWork Signs Deal in Seattle to Build Third Co-Living Space

New York-based WeWork has signed a deal with Martin Selig Real Estate to build a 36-floor mixed-use development in Seattle’s Belltown neighborhood. (Bloomberg)—WeWork Cos., the world’s largest provider of shared... View Article

2017 Legislative Session in Fewer than 1,000 Words

Amazingly, 2,827 bills were introduced in the 79th assembly of the Oregon legislature, more than 1,000 passed, but just eight will be used by the public and the press to... View Article

REAL Capital Analytics Q2 2017 US Capital Trends

Suburban office activity swelled in Q2’17 as deal volume for CBD office assets faltered. There is no one reason for the growth in suburban activity: deal structures, markets in favor,... View Article

‘Amazon Effect’ has Bankers Re-Examining Their Loan Portfolios, Tightening Underwriting

In a change from addressing investor concerns about their construction and development and multifamily lending as they have in the past few quarters, bank executives and analysts refocused on a... View Article

Mid-Year Portland Apartment Update – Barry & Associates

After a record breaking 2016, sales activity has been disappointing at the mid-point of 2017. However, values have shown little signs of slowing and sales activity appears to be gaining... View Article

Echoes of a Boom: Billion dollar projects boost growth in industrial, commercial sectors – even as multi-family development is slowing

Nearly a decade after the Great Recession, the long and frustratingly slow recovery has morphed into a barrage of development that by some measures surpasses the mid-2000s housing bubble. The... View Article

Vagrants: What is a landlord to do?

  A significant increase of vagrancy and trespassing has been observed at many of the properties we mange around the Portland area. Properties of all types (residential, commercial, etc.) are... View Article

The Best and Worst Real Estate Markets for Multi-Family Investors

National Real Estate Investor ranked the hottest and the worst multi-family markets in the US for investors:   The best markets for multi-family investors:   Boston Denver Des Moines Raleigh/Durham... View Article

Unemployment at a 16-Year Low

The unemployment rate hit a 16-year low in May, but hiring has lost some steam as the economy added 138,000 jobs – well below the 180,000 average that was expected.... View Article

3 Steps to Recession Proof Your Real Estate

Reposted from Marshall Commercial Funding’s blog: SAM ZELL’S ASSESSMENT OF THE R.E. MARKET Last month real estate magnate Sam Zell stated, “The real estate cycle is nearing its end.”  Mr.... View Article

The Impact of the Inevitable – Autonomous Driving and Real Estate

Self-driving cars may seem like something out of a sci-fi movie – but the future of autonomous driving is closer than we think. After all, many luxury brands have offered... View Article